Too Many Hours, Too Little Sleep

There’s a lot of talk these days about how detrimental it is for hospital patients to have their sleep interrupted. Given all we know about...
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5 Easy Make-At-Home Infused Waters For Nurses

You know you should drink more water, but those sugary drinks all aglow in the vending machine at 3 AM sure are tempting. Break...
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Vacation Better: How To Plan A Budget-Friendly Nurse Vacation

Nurses, you work hard — harder than most. And we don’t need to tell you that those carefree “sand and sun moments” come few and...
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Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use

If you’ve ever treated a “frequent flyer” patient with a case of “Nintendo thumb” or “Avatar blues,” you may be familiar with this list...
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Perspectives: A Standing Date

Every two weeks for the past six years, I have had a standing date with my dear friend Sonja.  I look forward to seeing Sonja...
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How To Spot A Nurse At A Backyard Party

Here's a fun game to try at the next barbecue, tailgate or cookout you attend.  You might think it would be difficult, but it’s...
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12 Factors That Fuel A Nurse’s Burnout

What are the the deadly dozen circumstances and characteristics that can lead to burnout and empathy fatigue? Check which statements ring true for you,...
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Top Ten Ways To Spot The “Old School” Nurse

We sometimes hear a nurse referred to as “old school.” I take that to mean “in practice before the 1980s,” because that’s when I...

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